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Newport Biodiesel Expands

As biodiesel proponents continue working to build a bigger market for the fuel, Newport Biodiesel has expanded its production capabilities, adding storage and investing in a methane recovery system to make its plant more efficient, says Robert Morton, a founder, chairman of the board, and one of 25 shareholders in the company in Newport, R.I. Established in 2007, Newport Biodiesel ...

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Up and Running: Propane Rail Terminal in Montgomery, N.Y.

On Sept. 6 a grand opening commemorated completion of Crestwood Services’ propane rail terminal in Montgomery, N.Y. Propane tank trailers filed in, filled up and departed in a continuous stream throughout the day as Crestwood executives, Montgomery town officials, and fuel marketers participated in the grand opening. The terminal was completed in July and has been operating since then. The ...

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Dennis K. Burke Sends Trucks, Drivers to Houston

Dennis K. Burke, Inc., based in Taunton, Mass., mobilized three tankers on Aug. 28 to head to Fort Hood, a military base in Killeen, Texas, to help with emergency management needs in the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The drivers of the trucks are Jorge Acosta, Jose Guardado and Scott Monaghan. Dennis K Burke Inc. is operating as a subcontractor ...

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What’s Your Working Style?

Laurie Irish-Jones is an “i”-type. In the workplace, she places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships, and behaviorally she shows enthusiasm, is optimistic, likes to collaborate and dislikes being ignored. All that’s according to DiSC, a personal assessment tool designed to help improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication, according to the program’s website (discprofile.com). Irish-Jones is CEO of Irish ...

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Oil Heat Cares Comes to the Aid of the McBees

Lola McBee of Hagerstown, Maryland, a longtime customer of Griffith Energy Services, based in Columbia, Maryland, received a grant from Oil Heat Cares (OHC) that helped to cover the cost of installing a new boiler that was donated by Columbia Boiler Co. in Pottstown, Pa. McBee lives with her husband, who has been in struggling health. Amid her husband’s hospitalizations ...

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Developing a Biofuel Future

“The long-term future of the heating oil industry depends on the development of a renewable liquid fuel,” declared the program for the inaugural Northern New England Energy Conference, where John Huber, president of NORA, delivered an update on a biofuel project. Years ago, a patented process was developed to transform cellulosic material such as wood waste into a liquid for ...

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Debut: Northern New England Energy Conference

The debut of the Northern New England Energy Conference drew more than 200 attendees, 31 vendors who exhibited indoors, and truck marketers who displayed their vehicles outdoors June 18-20 at the Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, Maine, the organizers said. The organizers—the Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire and the Maine Energy Marketers Association—will hold the second conference at Mill ...

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ONLINE ORIGINAL: Selling Fuel Via the Web

Marketers create a different identity online, to draw different customers and move more gallons. By Stephen Bennett Julie Valvo remembers vividly the first online sale of fuel oil by a venture launched last season by Wilcox Energy, a company in Westbrook, Conn., where she is sales and marketing manager. “When we got our first order it was exciting,” she says. ...

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NEFI Honors Legends of Oilheat

At a “Legends of Oilheat” banquet at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on the eve of the Expo, Howard W. Peterson of Peterson Oil Service, Worcester, Mass., was honored with the Charles H. Burkhardt Award for Oilheat Excellence. In addition 17 people were honored as Legends of Oilheat, and three others were so honored posthumously. The honorees are from six New ...

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Report Details How to Improve Motor Carrier Safety Measurement

While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) used to identify commercial motor vehicle carriers at high risk for future crashes is conceptually sound, several features of its implementation need improvement, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Over the next two years, FMCSA should develop a more ...

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